Non Muslims Business Group initiates halal awareness forum

Taguig City- The umbrella branding Halal- Friendly Philippines of DTI as booming industry that Halal is for everybody not just for muslim. The growing and expanding niche in halal needing a ample demand. Initiated by non muslim business group dubbed the Halal for all awareness forum yesterday June 21, 2024, at Commerce & Industry Plaza, McKinley Hill, Brgy. Pinagsama. 

The Makati Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI – Makati) , in collaboration with Department of Trade and Industry – DTI Halal Industry Development Office and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos – NCR Regional Office.

On the presentation of  Ruby Banares- Victorino of PCCI Makati VP and Halal Committee Head entitle Halal Friendly Makati discussed the concept of Makati City to be first halal hub in NCR. As part of advocacy and service to MSME’s.

While Atty Jamael U.Batugan, Chief NCMF NCR Legal Affairs Division on the Briefer of the Philippines Halal Industry. With 12 Filipino Muslim  that is the 3rd largest Muslim Population in Southeast Asia.

Moreover,  Shariah Lawyer Raison D Arobinto, Division Chief, DTI Halal Office on Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Halal Economy. 

Based on the Global Islamic Economy 2023/2024 overview part of top 5 exporters to Organization of Islamic Cooperation China is number one exporter, second is India, third is Brazil, fourth is Brazil and fifth is Turkiye. 

And on the leading Islamic Finance leading is Malaysia, next to Saudi Arabia, follow by Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Oman, Qatar and Maldives.

Β Maintaining to be the first in food industry is the Malaysia. Interested to venture in halal foods. On food product its should be a halal certify body to have a certification of accredited halal certifying body as halal. While in construction business or real estates just a shariah compliance. And still no one in the whole country had a shariah compliance in construction and real estate .Β 

The Solution Roadmap, The Philippine Halal Industry Roadmap ( 2023-2028) will serve as a blueprint to create a competitive Halal market products and services for local and international markets. 

The Philippine Halal Export Board compose of  DTI for Trade and Investments, NCMF for Local Governance, Department of Agriculture for Agriculture, Department of Health for Health, Department of Science and Technology for Science and Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs for International Relations, Department of Tourism for Tourism, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for Banking and Finance, Mindanao Development Authority for Socioeconomic Development and Private Businesses. 

As key target for 2028 attract Php 230 Billion pesos, will generate 120,000 job opportunities in the halal industry. 

The Republic Act 11534 or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Law, seeks to provide a generous and flexible tax incentive system that is performance- based, time-bound, targeted and transparent. 

Also the of RA 10817, otherwise known as the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotions Act 2016 and RA 11439 or the Act Providing for the regulations of Organization of Islamic Banks. 

Some of the entrepreneurs participant are Patricia C Di, of AMFirst, China Banking Savings Branch Manager Ayala Avenue Branch Roselle T Munsayac, Grace Deeb of  Halal Expo Canada,online halal delivery apps is the zouq halal marketplace Operation Manager Rodel “Red” Jalal, ESC29 Engineering Consultancy President Karen Camille  Costiniano, Happee B Macadaya of DTI Halal Office, Ismael Abaya of One Halal, Abdul Malik Bin Ismail of, Ret. Justice Raoul Victorino. 

///Mary Jane Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, and